Monday, March 06, 2006

Indicted Dem launches campaign (Alabama)

OK, you're a former Democratic governor who's two months away from trial on federal corruption charges. What do you do? Kick off your election campaign:

Former Gov. Don Siegelman, who's been campaigning for governor for months, held a non-traditional kickoff Sunday where he portrayed himself as a fighter who won't give up on the dream of a state lottery and won't be knocked out by government corruption charges.
"Folks, I'm not going to ever stop fighting for my family, and I'm not going to stop fighting for Alabama," Siegelman said to enthusiastic applause. ....
About 200 supporters attended the kickoff ....
This, Siegelman's fourth race for governor, is different from his others because he's under indictment on racketeering and bribery charges stemming from his last administration and he's scheduled for trial May 1. Siegelman is hoping to complete the trial before he faces Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley and three other candidates in the Democratic primary on June 6.

Forget about the corruption. This guy's nuts. I mean, suppose he can get through the trial before the primary and somehow gets acquitted. What's his slogan? "Vote for Don: He Beat the Rap"? OK, these are Alabama Democrat voters, but still ....

Meanwhile, the latest poll in Alabama shows Siegelman would lose to either incumbent Gov. Bob Riley, a ridiculous RINO who tried to raise taxes, or former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, aka the Ten Commandments Judge. Riley also comfortably beats Democratic Lt. Gov. Baxley.

Previous DONKEY CONS coverage of Siegelman HERE.


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